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Keelo Gramz returns with a new joint and video called “I’m Ill”.
New track from Keelo Gramz – I’M ILL. off the highly Anticipated EP “GRAMMER SKOOL” released through Ice Cold Recordings Spring 2011
VIDEO BY : Dz1ne/ TYCOON MEDIA PRODUCTIONS
And another one!
WINNER: Aman from Toronto! The correct answer was: Harv.
Great piece Shad wrote for The Vancouver Sun newspaper, or…ended up there, or…doesn’t really matter cuz it’s on the web. Anyways, doubt this will ever happen at the Junos or any other major award show for that matter (shouts to people that aren’t forward thinking!) but I have seen an event or two that do celebrate local heroes while still incorporating music. Def agree that something on the same scale as the Junos would def be amazing though. That high school idea should get implemented ASAP too!
Oh yea, and Shad will be performing at Metro Square tonight as part of the week’s Juno festivities. Free concert. Chyea.
A PROPOSAL FOR NEXT YEAR’s JUNO AWARDS
by Shadrach Kabango
So the Juno Awards are this weekend. I’ve been honoured with a nomination and I’ll also be presenting an award on the TV this time around. In light of these good times ahead, what I’d like to say may amount to sort of chipping at the branch I’m sitting on – but that’s alright.
I should start by saying that awards shows are fun; you get free food and sometimes free shoes. Secondly, I’d like to add that when I got my first Juno nod in 2008, it helped my career a great deal. And on top of all that, when you’re a struggling musician eating cheap pizza and sleeping on people’s floors three days a week, a little recognition can be a nice consolation. Fortunately at this point though, I only eat cheap pizza 1 or 2 times a week, and I’m privileged to get to purchase this pizza via work that I not only enjoy but also find some real purpose in. Moreover, every time I do my job – for example, play a show – a few hundred people clap and scream for me. Every three minutes. And I’m not even famous. So given all that, I can’t help but think that maybe we musicians can do without the hardware.
I remember one time in grade 7 or 8, my teacher remarked to my class that every day on the morning announcements we hear about how our school teams did and who the star players were, but they never announce that, say, so and so got a 98 on their chemistry exam. Or student x wrote a particularly well-argued paper on something important. It doesn’t make sense, he said. This is a school.
Maybe you can see where I’m going with this analogy. And I know I’m not the first person to make this point, but just like the morning announcements at my junior. high school didn’t do much to promote education, in a world with a bunch of pressing concerns, musicians might attend three or four nationally broadcasted award shows in one year, while nurses and social workers who provide critical care might go to a work party at Christmas.
Likkle behind the scenes look at the photo shoot that took place for (celebrity crush #1) Tika Simone‘s latest I&I show that is going down tomorrow night at Suba. In this clip you get to know the young guns (PG, Savannah Re, Kyauna Clarke and Courtney Taylor) that are opening for headliner (celebrity crush #2) Andreena Mill.
It’s always a pleasure visiting DJ Manifest and Flo over at Toronto Morning Live CHRY 105.5fm. They are always so professional and prepared every time I walk in the spot. Nothings worse then somebody interviewing you and have no idea what the F$#% is up!
This was my last day of interviews promoting Road To Center Stage and the last of their Intimate & Interactive segment!
Make sure you check them out every Monday 8a-10a on CHRY 105.5fm or Rogers Digital Cable channel 945.
Click the link below to listen to the entire interview:
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Directed by Jean-Laurent Ratel & The Narcicyst.
Produced by SandhiLL.
DJ pack for version 2.0 of DJ Charlie Brown‘s “Reality” which includes clean + dirty versions both with 8-bar intros (which make DJs happy).
Going down at Revival tonight. You know we try to support as much as possible (and Blake and WolF always do their thing) but it needs to be said that this might be one of the worst flyers ever. Anyways, info is below:
On March 24th, there will be a concert at Revival Bar called “theMASHUP”.
It will be featuring local Toronto artists, such as:
- Blake Carrington [blakecarringtonsworld.com]
- Wolf J McFarLane [wolfj.com]
- Unbuttoned [youtube.com/UnbuttonedMusic]
- Lego Gang [itsthelegogang.com]
The host will be Shannon Boodram [thosegirlsarewild.com, Author of "Laid"]
DJ Sunshine & Shemca will also be spinning throughout the night.